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MrsJoseph: Books, Life & Wine

I’m currently on the run from the Amazon Empire. The Empire recently used it’s planet sized money to destroy devour my previous safehouse: Goodreads.

 

I read a lot. Have a bit of a tendency to review as well. So…this is mostly a book review site. Unless its not. But I’m not taking review requests.

 

Cause sometimes I’ll write about whatever I feel like, book or no.

 

Things I [currently] like:
Reading
Reviewing
Exercising
Wine

 

So, I’ll talk about that stuff. Unless I don’t.

 

That “life” part in the site title is all about flexibility, lol.

Currently reading

Mistborn: The Final Empire
Brandon Sanderson
Starting Strength, 3rd edition
Mark Rippetoe
Seduction
Amanda Quick
Progress: 25 %

Review: Dangerous by Amanda Quick

Dangerous - Amanda Quick

I enjoyed this book while being annoyed by it at the same time. This book was written in 1993 (from what I can find) while my favorite Amanda Quick book – Scandal – was written in 1991. And it seems as if the characters were re-written slightly to create this book. And I think that’s where my irritation comes in: Emily from Scandal was a delightful clueless spitfire who loved her husband to distraction. Her clueless-ness and her love-blindness make it easy to believe her actions. Prue – on the other hand – spent so much time lecturing Sebastian about his “duties” to his family that it just pissed me off. She never once stood up for him after the way he had been treated by his family (Emily would have given the family a serious piece of her mind) and instead harassed him about what he “should do as the head of the family.”

 

I did like the fact that Ms Quick makes all of her heroines very intelligent and an expert in some field or the other. In this book Prue is a type of “ghostbuster,” which was delightful. Prue (and Sebastian’s) little adventures were lots of fun and I enjoyed watching the two work together.

 

It was a decent read, all in all. I’m kind of sorry I read Scandal first – I probably would have enjoyed this book more.

Source: http://bookslifewine.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/dangerous